Spotify Is Finally Launching a Web Player [REPORT]By: Josh Wolford - November 15, 2012
You wanted it, and apparently Spotify heard your calls and is in the process of giving you what you want. For those of you unable to benefit from Spotify’s desktop app, the company is about to unveil a browser-based player.
The news comes from The Verge, who quotes sources close to company. According to them the browser option will begin to roll out today and roll out slowly over the next few months.
According to the report, the web browser version of Spotify will come with a limited set of features – search, Spotify Radio, playlists, and the “What’s New” discovery element. Really, that’s all a user needs to get started. Although, we’d hope that more features (like Spotify Apps) come to the web player at some point.
As of now, it’s unclear what type of tech Spotify will use to power the new web player.
A web player is simply a good idea that will benefit all (and a long time coming). It makes Spotify more mobile, allowing users to access it on the go and on devices that do not have the desktop app downloaded. It will be interesting to see how Spotify shifts up their mobile streaming structure, considering users have to sport a premium account to access most of their music on the go (with the app).
Yesterday we told you that Spotify had just received a new $100 million round of funding from Goldman Sachs, and Coca-Cola.